Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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3.7
74%
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276 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent knowledge and experience with good people with good team values(in 39 reviews)

  • "Balfour has a really Flexible work environment(in 36 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Amazing benefits"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Engineer/Staff Engineer 

    I worked at Balfour Beatty part-time

    Pros

    overall great company to work for

    Cons

    the salary was very low

  2. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sub Agent in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good support network, plenty of routes for progression and experiencing different disciplines.

    Cons

    Promotions need to be applied for, line management set up impersonal.


  3. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Manager 

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Company is Committed to positive change

    Cons

    Nothing major to report on

  4. "Advisor"

    4.0
    Current Employee - HSE Advisor in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Work life Balance autonomy collaborative

    Cons

    None I can think of

  5. "Steady"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Transport Supervisor in Ruislip, England

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Can be steady and reliable job

    Cons

    Very limited progression in most departments

  6. "Lack of career progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overtime rate and frequency was good

    Cons

    Base salary was poor and incremental pay rises minimal

  7. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance Engagement from senior management

    Cons

    Opportunities for progression are limited

  8. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Highway Maintenance Worker in Reading, England

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Working away from home 5 days a week

  9. "Great for development but really poor work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Access to lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Macho culture and very long working hours

  10. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good career progression and opportunities

    Cons

    Money could be better, seems below market rate

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